Azimio La Umoja leader Raila Odinga has announced plans to hold national prayers for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) next week.
Addressing the press in Nairobi after a Senate Parliamentary committee group meeting, the ODM leader stated that the prayers would be held in the coming week outside IEBC’s main offices at Anniversary towers, along the University Way.
The former Prime Minister criticised President William Ruto for leading a national prayer day on February 14 and added that prayers would not save him from his alleged offenses. “The prayer is not going to help get away with theft of elections. People fought for a long time to bring multi-partyism back to the country and we’re not going to surrender it again and bring it back to the dark days of single-party dictatorship where elections were basically manipulated.” Said Odinga
Raila directed the Members of Parliament to defend electoral justice in the country by ensuring an accountable and transparent commission constituted in a fair process. “We want them to continue to articulate issues that are affecting our people right now. We have also talked about the challenges that this country is facing today.
He added that the Azimio leadership would ensure that the country continues to enjoy multi-partyism as fought for during the colonial times.
“the issue of electoral justice that we’re talking about, this is not an issue that is going to die until it’s properly resolved. The elections were rigged and it does not matter if Mr. Ruto shouts, or how many times he prays.” He said.